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The nuclear talks in Vienna could produce an interim deal, allowing for more time for further expansive talks.

With a crisis hit agriculture sector, Lebanon's farmers have turned to growing Hashish.

What's in a flag?

Malia Bouattia

What's in a flag?

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

<em>Abbas</em> raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

The New Arab Staff

Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

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Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter 'drafting stage'

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the drafting ...

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Iraq PM hints at progress on coalition troop withdrawal

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi praised the readiness of Iraqi forces to assume the anti-IS combat role when coalition troops leave.

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Israel opposition head calls for unity government

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called Sunday for a "unity government", as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flounders in efforts to form a ...

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Israel arrests Palestinians for holding election meeting in Jerusalem

Israeli police arrested three Palestinians for attempting to hold a news briefing on the elections in East Jerusalem.

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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Iran's deputy foreign minister said talks in Vienna have entered a new phase and that Tehran has proposed draft agreements that could be a basis ...

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Aishat Yusuff

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human

Book Club: Marguerite Richards' anthology of global Muslim voices is a honest recollection of the human experience. From chaos to peace, ...

Israel’s Yamina Party will support Netanyahu, says Naftali Bennett

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Israel’s Yamina Party will support Netanyahu, says Naftali Bennett

Naftali Bennett revealed on Monday that his party would support the Likud, though Netanyahu's coalition still remains short of the 61 seats ...

Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

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Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

Al Araby TV and Al-Araby Al-Jadeed have condemned Hamed's 'interrogation' as an 'attack on freedom of press and human rights in Europe'.

Hamas elects former head Khaled Meshal as diaspora chief

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Hamas elects former head Khaled Meshal as diaspora chief

Khaled Meshal has been elected as head of Hamas' diaspora office.

US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

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US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of Israeli politics.

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

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Palestinian leader 'in good health' ahead of election

Mahmoud Abbas is in good health following a medical check-up in Germany, and ahead of the upcoming Palestinian elections.

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Iran nuclear deal talks get off to good start

Iran, Russia and the US reacted positively to a first day of talks aimed at rescuing an international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

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Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced court in his corruption trial while his bid to form a government after another inconclusive election ...

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Palestinian President Abbas heads to Germany for 'medical checks'

Mahmoud Abbas has left to Germany for medical checks, a Fatah source told The New Arab.

Iran to refuse 'direct or indirect' talks with US

The New Arab Staff

Iran to refuse 'direct or indirect' talks with US

Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tehran will refuse 'direct or indirect' talks with the US in Vienna on Tuesday.

Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fighting for his political life on two fronts: coalition talks, and a corruption trial over claims he ...

Netanyahu due in court, as coalition talks ramp up

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Netanyahu due in court, as coalition talks ramp up

Israel's legal and political dramas converge Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due in court for his corruption trial and the ...

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